Far Shariat

Producer Far Shariat has only a handful of productions to his credit, but has made waves with his daring narratives. He broke into film in 2001 as co-producer on the romantic comedy "On the Line," which co-starred ... Read more »
Born: 04/06/1958

Filmography

Producer (6)

Second Chance 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Crisis 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

I Love You Phillip Morris 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Life 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

On the Line 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

Producer Far Shariat has only a handful of productions to his credit, but has made waves with his daring narratives. He broke into film in 2001 as co-producer on the romantic comedy "On the Line," which co-starred 'NSYNC boy band mates Lance Bass and Joey Fatone. Next, he collaborated with executive producer Rand Ravich on the sci-fi TV movie "The Time Tunnel"; this proved to be the beginning of a long and fruitful business relationship. Together the two produced megastar George Clooney's directorial debut, the controversial biopic "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," a provocative adaptation of "Gong Show" host Chuck Barris's autobiography in which he claims to have lived a double life: game show host by day, CIA hitman by night. The film garnered awards and cemented Shariat's reputation as a risk-taking producer. In 2007, he and Ravich re-teamed to executive produce the offbeat cop drama series "Life," which centers on a disgraced former cop who served jail time for a crime he didn't commit. Despite critical praise, the series lasted only two seasons. Undeterred, Shariat fearlessly took on a new subversive crime caper; "I Love You Phillip Morris" starred Jim Carrey as a gay con man who happily breaks the law to fund the decadent lifestyle he craves. The picture, which was based on the true story of one of America's most brazen criminals, struggled to find a domestic distributor due to scenes depicting gay sex. The comedy finally hit theaters in 2010 and garnered critical praise.

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